Wednesday, September 21, 2016

blue cheese, barbecue mushrooms burger with fried onions

When i saw that i have canned mushrooms, barbecue sauce, blue cheese, hamburger and plain buns-i thought i'd make this burger.

This is LIKE a Red Robin copycat. The flavor profile is THERE. Really, really scrumptious and awesome burger!

Eat with fork or spoon and paper towel ready. Those mushrooms and cheese ooze out. I scooped them with my fingers!


1 lb ground beef, form into 4 patties
4 T Worcestershire sauce
1 T cracked black pepper
1 cup Southern-style barbecue sauce
1 4 oz of canned mushrooms, well drained
1 T cooking oil
3 T mayonnaise
2 T barbecue sauce

1 foil package of fried onions or 1 cup

4-6 T of crumbled blue cheese

4 plain soft buns


Read recipe; prepare your ingredients.

Form ground beef into 4 patties; lay flat on a small baking tray or large plate.
Sprinkle equal amounts of cracked black pepper on each patties
Pour 1 T each with Worcestershire sauce; set aside to marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour

Preheat the grill until it reaches to 450-500 F.

Barbecue mushrooms

Preheat small saucepan. add cooking oil and mushrooms; saute for 1 minute then add barbecue sauce
Simmer on very low
Leave uncovered and lightly stir every minute

Barbecue sauce aioli: In a small bowl, mix well 2 T barbecue sauce and the mayonnaise, set aside

Turn off left OR right side (NOT both) of your grill.

Where the side is turned off-place the patties, 2" apart. Grill each side 3-5 minutes, only turning ONCE.

Place on a dry metal or glass plate, set aside. 

Buns: Turn off grill and quickly toast the buns, flat side down only; 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Turn off the stove and remove the barbecue mushrooms from heat.


Spread the barbecue sauce aioli on each side of the buns. Sprinkle with blue cheese top with the mushroom sauce. Place burger patty topped with fried onions.

Repeat with the remaining 3 patties.